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              An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination

              An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Frenkel, Sheera; Kang, Cecilia

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              The product of years of investigative journalism by two brilliant New York Times staffers, this is a stunning expose of the inner workings of Facebook as it faces up to the challenges of scandal, criticism and controversy.

              ISBN 9781408712702
              Released NZ 13 Jul 2021
              Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Language Acts and Worldmaking
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              An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination

              An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination (Hardback)

              By Frenkel, Sheera; Kang, Cecilia

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              The Everything Store meets Too Big to Fail in this intimate portrayal of the stumbling giant that is Facebook by two New York Times journalists

              ISBN 9781408712719
              Released NZ 13 Jul 2021
              Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Language Acts and Worldmaking
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              An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination
                

              An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination (Paperback)

              By Frenkel, Sheera; Kang, Cecilia

              • RRP: $32.50
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              • Pub Date
                12 Apr 22
              ISBN 9780349144061
              Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
              Interest Age General Audience
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              An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination
                

              An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Frenkel, Sheera; Kang, Cecilia

              • RRP: $38.99
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              • Pub Date
                5 Jul 22

              INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The ultimate takedown. - New York Times Book Review Award-winning New York Times reporters Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang unveil the tech story of our times in a riveting, behind-the-scenes expose that offers the definitive account of Facebook's... fall from grace. Once one of Silicon Valley's greatest success stories, Facebook has been under constant fire for the past five years, roiled by controversies and crises. It turns out that while the tech giant was connecting the world, they were also mishandling users' data, spreading fake news, and amplifying dangerous, polarizing hate speech. The company, many said, had simply lost its way. But the truth is far more complex. Leadership decisions enabled, and then attempted to deflect attention from, the crises. Time after time, Facebook's engineers were instructed to create tools that encouraged people to spend as much time on the platform as possible, even as those same tools boosted inflammatory rhetoric, conspiracy theories, and partisan filter bubbles. And while consumers and lawmakers focused their outrage on privacy breaches and misinformation, Facebook solidified its role as the world's most voracious data-mining machine, posting record profits, and shoring up its dominance via aggressive lobbying efforts. Drawing on their unrivaled sources, Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang take readers inside the complex court politics, alliances and rivalries within the company to shine a light on the fatal cracks in the architecture of the tech behemoth. Their explosive, exclusive reporting led them to a shocking conclusion: The missteps of the last five years were not an anomaly but an inevitability--this is how Facebook was built to perform. In a period of great upheaval, growth has remained the one constant under the leadership of Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg. Both have been held up as archetypes of uniquely 21st century executives--he the tech boy genius turned billionaire, she the ult
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              ISBN 9780062960689
              Publisher Harper Paperbacks
              Interest Age General Audience
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              An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination
               

              An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination (Hardback)

              By Frenkel, Sheera; Kang, Cecilia

              • RRP: $63.99
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              Two prize-winning New York Times investigative journalists reveal how the pressure to grow and a culture of hubris led to crisis within the tech giant Facebook, in this explosive, news-making book. In November 2018, the New York Times published a bombshell in-depth investigation ...that exposed, with disturbing insider detail, how leadership decisions at Facebook enabled, and then tried to cover up, massive privacy breaches and Russian meddling in the 2016 election. The story quickly shot to the top of the paper's most emailed list. It would earn the team of Times reporters a prestigious Loeb award, the George Polk award, and a spot on the Pulitzer short list. But it only skimmed the surface. The investigation's lead reporters, Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang, spent eighteen months piecing together the story of how one of the most powerful companies in the world tried to bury a damning truth--that Facebook has become a conduit for disinformation, hate speech, and political propaganda. The unrivaled sources of these two veteran journalists led them to perhaps the most recognizable names in the tech industry: Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg. Both have long existed as archetypes of uniquely twenty-first century executives--he, the tech boy genius turned billionaire, she, the ultimate woman in business, an inspiration to millions through her books and speeches. At Any Cost is the definitive story of Facebook's fall from grace, following the embattled company from 2011, when its power and positive influence was undisputed, to 2020, when it will face its biggest test yet--the US presidential election. What are the ultimate ramifications when a few individuals are in charge of the technology used by half the world's population? Can they control the technology they've unleashed into the world? And if not, can we, as individuals and as a society, control them?
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              ISBN 9780062960672
              Publisher Harper
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              An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination
               

              An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Frenkel, Sheera; Kang, Cecilia

              • RRP: $40.99
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              The book Facebook doesn't want you to read Award-winning New York Times reporters Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang unveil the tech story of our times in an explosive, news-making expose. In An Ugly Truth, they reveal in vivid detail how under the leadership of Mark Zuckerberg and ...Sheryl Sandberg, one of the most powerful companies in the world tried to deny a damning fact--that Facebook has become a conduit for disinformation, hate speech, and political propaganda--while continuing to relentlessly pursue growth. For the past four years, Facebook has been under constant fire, roiled by cascading controversies and crises. It turns out that while the tech giant was connecting the world, they were also mishandling users' data, spreading fake news, and amplifying dangerous, polarizing hate speech. Leadership decisions at the company enabled, and then attempted to deflect attention from, massive privacy breaches and Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Time after time, Facebook's engineers were instructed to create tools that encouraged people to spend as much time on the platform as possible, even as those same tools boosted inflammatory rhetoric, conspiracy theories, and partisan filter bubbles. Each misstep set off a fresh cycle of earnest apologies and glib assurances: We'll do better. Yet these lapses were not accidental, and the apologies ultimately devoid of accountability. The issues surrounding privacy and speech aren't bugs; they are features, baked into the company's DNA--and its algorithms. And while consumers and lawmakers have focused their outrage on privacy breaches and misinformation, Facebook has been consolidating power, devouring competition, posting record profits, and shoring up its dominance via aggressive lobbying efforts. Drawing on their unrivaled sources, Frenkel and Kang take the reader inside the complex court politics, alliances and rivalries within the company, its growing political influence as well as its skirmishes with privacy groups an
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              ISBN 9780063136748
              Publisher Harper
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              An Ugly Truth CD: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination
                

              An Ugly Truth CD: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination (Audio CD / Audio)

              Read by Frenkel, Sheera; Kang, Cecilia; Graham, Holter

              • RRP: $84.99
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              Reporters Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang reveal in vivid detail how under the leadership of Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, one of the most powerful companies in the world tried to deny a damning fact--that Facebook has become a conduit for disinformation, hate speech, and ...political propaganda--while continuing to relentlessly pursue growth. --Provided by publisher.
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              ISBN 9780063003286
              Publisher HarperAudio
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              Manipulados: La batalla de Facebook por la dominacion mundial / An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination
                 

              Manipulados: La batalla de Facebook por la dominacion mundial / An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Shera, Frenkel; Kang, Cecilia

              • RRP: $52.99
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              • Pub Date
                4 Jan 22

              EL LIBRO QUE FACEBOOK NO QUIERE QUE LEAS. Sheera Frenkel y Cecilia Kang, galardonadas periodistas del New York Times, nos ofrecen el impactante relato de la caida en desgracia del gigante de Silicon Valley. El golpe definitivo. The New York Times Facebook lleva varios anos en el ...ojo del huracan. Desde que estallo el escandalo de Cambridge Analytica y la campana de desinformacion rusa intenta esquivar una avalancha de controversias y demandas relacionadas con su estrategia empresarial. Mientras el gigante tecnologico presume de crear un mundo interconectado en el que poder expresarse con libertad, viola la privacidad de sus usuarios y propaga una epidemia de desinformacion toxica y danina. A partir de una minuciosa investigacion y tras haber entrevistado a legisladores, inversores, academicos, ejecutivos y empleados del gigante de Silicon Valley, Sheera Frenkel y Cecilia Kang -dos prestigiosas periodistas de The New York Times- se adentran en los entresijos de una empresa rodeada siempre de un gran secretismo y cuya cultura exige una lealtad ciega, y revelan las operaciones ocultas y las luchas de poder de la red social por excelencia. Mucha gente considera que Facebook es una compania que ha perdido el rumbo, pero esta explosiva investigacion demuestra como los pasos en falso de los ultimos anos no son una anomalia, sino una consecuencia inevitable. Mark Zuckerberg y Sheryl Sandberg emprendieron juntos la construccion metodica y deliberada de un modelo de negocio despiadado basado en el crecimiento ilimitado. Cegados por su propia ambicion y arrogancia, esta no es la clasica historia de Frankenstein, el monstruo que se libero de su creador, sino de dos personas que decidieron mantenerse al margen mientras su imperio sirve de altavoz a criminales y regimenes corruptos en todo el mundo con consecuencias devastadoras. Seria muy facil reducir la historia de Facebook a la de un algoritmo fallido. La verdad es mucho mas compleja y este libro es la prueba definitiva.
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              ISBN 9788417636777
              Publisher Penguin Random House Australia
              Interest Age General Audience
              Language (Spanish)
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